These great-grandparents have more Instagram followers than you02/13/2020
Two tech-savvy UK seniors proved that social media isn’t just for youngsters after blowing up Instagram with their hilarious home movies.
“I’m 89 and I have 145,000 followers on Instagram,” Geoffrey Walker tells Caters News. “And I think, by tonight, I might make the 150 mark.”
Note: their account boasted around 163,000 followers as of Thursday afternoon.
Despite their incredible growing following, the sweetheart pensioners’ Insta-influence happened completely by accident.
The couple — which has three children, five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren — joined the ‘Gram six years ago to keep in touch with their large family.
“They like to keep an eye on us and what we was up to,” says Pauline, 86, who — along with her husband, Geoffrey — posts charming video updates featuring everything from quilting to baking cakes.
In one hit clip, the octogenarian couple can be seen bickering over what Geoffrey’s going to eat for lunch while Pauline’s at her book club. “I’m sick of getting stuff out of the freezer,” Geoffrey complains. “You know what to do. Go down to the pub,” quips Pauline.
“The Honeymooners,” eat your heart out.
Lo and behold, their home videos unexpectedly went viral, propelling the couple of 68 years to social media stardom.
Geoffrey recounts: “Approximately three years ago, there was a young girl in the village who put on Twitter ‘I know this old man who puts videos on Instagram of his wife.’ Within a couple of days, we got 18,000 followers.”
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